I know this is an understatement, but I’m going to say it anyway. Twitter is growing like crazy. In the last year Twitter has grown over 1300%. It’s jumped from a million users to over seven million users in a year. No wonder we see the fail whale so much. Those are some serious stats!
As Twitter’s grown at this ridiculous rate, it’s been interesting to observe the way new people are using it. Here are a few types of Twitter users I’ve identified that you probably want to avoid, or at least make sure you’re not one. Feel free to add more in the comments.
Location: You wish you were here.
Bio: My life is awesome.
What are you doing? Sipping a skinny mocha latte and watching whales from my celebrity friend’s yacht.
Location: Where you were yesterday.
Bio: My tweets are your tweets. I don’t have anything interesting to say myself.
What are you doing? RT the latest thing to come across my feed reader in the last five minutes.
Location: Who cares. You just need to buy what I’m selling.
Bio: Buy my stuff. Hire me. Make six figures in 12 hours. I’m going to make you famous.
What are you doing? The same thing I tweeted an hour ago…links to my blog about my secrets to business success.
Location: I’m too busy thinking to notice where I am.
Bio: I’m pretty smart…and deep…and sensitive…and don’t forget smart too.
What are you doing? Never milk a cow with only one udder.
Location: Latitude and longitude of my exact location at this very moment.
Bio: My day, all day, everyday, 140 characters at a time.
What are you doing? Woke up at 6:42. Did number 1. Got a shower. Water took longer to warm up than usual. Shampoo, no conditioner. Same towel as yesterday.